|"Long before string theory helped us to understand Nature, Steinbeck in 'Log from the Sea of Cortez' described his understanding of the world in these eloquent words.|
'…..And it is a strange thing that most of the feelings we call religious, most of the mystical outcrying which is one of the most prized and used and desired reactions of our species, is really the understanding and the attempt to say that man is related to the whole thing, related inextricably to all reality, known and unknowable. This is a simple thing to say, but a profound feeling of it made a Jesus, a St. Augustine, a Roger Bacon, a Charles Darwin, and Einstein. Each of them in his own tempo and with his own voice discovered and reaffirmed with astonishment the knowledge that all things are one thing and that one thing is all things -- a plankton, a shimmering phosphorescence on the sea and the spinning planets and an expanding universe all bound together by the elastic string of time.'"
John Brand, D.Min., J.D. "Screwed up!" YellowTimes.org (April 20, 2004).